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Global FWN100™ 2013
Professor of Humanities-Ethnic Studies
Program Coordinator of Humanities and Philosophy
Faculty Director of the Cultural Center
Napa Valley College
Founder of CenterJoyPWR®
Founder of Ritual Respite Retreat
Janet Stickmon Consulting LLC
"Blackapina: Celebrating Black History Month"
Janet Stickmon will be sharing her experience identifying as Blackapina, a biracial woman of African American and Filpino American heritage.
Janet Stickmon is a professor, author, and educator trainer who has been teaching for over 20 years. Stickmon is currently a professor of Ethnic Studies at Napa Valley College. Stickmon is the author of Crushing Soft Rubies—A Memoir, Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience—A Collection of Essays, Poems, and Short Stories on Womanhood and the Spirit, and To Black Parents Visiting Earth: Raising Black Children in the 21st Century. Stickmon’s essays are featured in The Huffington Post, Mutha Magazine and her essay "Blackapina" has been featured in Disrupt, Read to Write Stories, Positively Filipino, and Red and Yellow, Black and Brown: Decentering Whiteness in Mixed Race Studies. She also has 25 years experience practicing meditation and integrating meditative practices throughout all her courses. Janet Stickmon is the founder of CenterJoyPWR™️: Strategies for Healing Racial Battle Fatigue—a group coaching program for professionals of color who want to center joy in their lives.
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WHAT IS VIRTUAL WATER COOLER?
FWN convenes a weekly Virtual Water Cooler. Showing up for each other. A gathering to share, ask and give.
SHARE: Do you have a story, an article, a job promotion, an award you received, news about your company, an idea you want to share?
ASK: Do you need advice, a resource, a contact, someone to review your resume or a speech you're writing, guidance on a marketing pitch or grant proposal? I know it's not in our culture to ask for help as many of us feel ashamed. Know that you are in a safe, private and confidential environment.
GIVE: Do you have something to give? A free consultation, a book, an item you no longer need, a ticket to attend a Zoom event or conference, a discount coupon, a free meal? Receiving is at the heart of our connection with one another. It is about paying forward.
This weekly gathering is to demonstrate the abiding power of FWN's personal connections and bringing people together in solidarity and comfort.